Minnie Cheddars wrote:I was listening to Radio 4's "Any Answers" the other day, the show that follows the politics question show "Any Questions."
A listener called in to pledge her support for Boris Johnson and declared in a very plummy voice that Liz Truss was "all fart and no shit" presumably meaning talked but didn't follow through. Anyway, she was cut off quite speedily with the presenter expressing her disappointment. " You can't say that on the BBC!" I laughed my fucking head off.
I was listening to that too. Made me laugh out loud.
There was another Tory-related "you can't say that" moment on Radio 4 about a week back.
It was on the "Today Programme" and Miriam Margolyes was in the studio being interviewed about the recently-deceased Robbie Coltrane.
On her way in to the studio she'd met the recently-interviewed and departing Jeremy Hunt (new Tory Chancellor). At the end of her own interview she related that she'd wanted to say "Fuck you, bastard" to Hunt when their paths had crossed earlier.
This was met with "Oh, no, no, no, you mustn’t say that. No, you can’t say that! We’ll have to have you out of the studio now.”
Here's a link to the story on The Guardian's website (with audio clip included) : https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/oct/15/miriam-margolyes-swears-live-on-air-about-chancellor-jeremy-hunt
Thank you, Miriam!